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NY N014544

August 2, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 8302.50.0000

Ms. Francine Ramsey
Hampton Direct Inc.
350 Pioneer Drive
P.O. Box 1199
Williston, VT 05495

RE: The tariff classification of a belt hanger from China

Dear Ms. Ramsey:

In your letter dated July 13, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample you submitted, which will be retained by this office, is described as a Belt Hanger (style number 62510). It consists of a 3-inch iron hook attached to the top of a 3-1/2 inch long, pine dowel. Four 1-1/2 inch iron hooks surround the circumference of the lower half of the dowel. The top hook is designed to fit over a closet rod; the four lower hooks are used to hold belts and small handbags. The belt hanger measures approximately 3 inches long by 3 inches wide by 7-1/4 inches high overall.

The applicable subheading for the belt hanger will be 8302.50.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for base metal mountings, fittings and similar articleshat-racks, hat pegs, brackets and similar fixtures, and parts thereof. The rate of duty will be free.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Barbara Kaiser at 646-733-3024.


Robert B. Swierupski

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